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The ARPS Board of Directors met Friday, September 3, 2021 for an emergency board meeting. At this meeting they decided on further steps to ensure that our school stays open and all our Owls remain healthy. Below are the updated policies and procedures.
 
NOTE: We only accept the Standard PCR COVID-19 test. We will not accept any rapid or home testing results. 
 
If your students requires a medical mask exemption please click here and send to
Mrs. Miller at rmiller@aspenridgeprepschool.org 
 
2021-2022 COVID-19 Cases at Aspen Ridge: Active and Cumulative Cases
         
  Active Confirmed Cases 2021-2022 (Includes only cases that are current active infections) Cumulative Confirmed Cases 2021-2022 (Includes active cases and recovered cases) Active Quarantines (Includes only active quarantines for the day data was pulled) Cumulative Quarantines (Includes all quarantine data from the start of the school year)
School Total 4 49 35 340
PK-5 1 28 21
207
6-8 2 16 12 126
Staff 1 5 2 6
 
 
 
 

Audience

PreK-5th Grade Students, and

PreK-5th Grade Staff

Face Masks or Shields 

Mask waivers may be obtained for medical reasons

  • Required in common areas, entry/exit of building 
  • Excludes recess, lunch and outdoor activities 
  • Discretionary in classroom (waivers must be submitted if your student is not going to wear a mask)

Isolation

Required for anyone who is positive with  COVID-19

Quarantine

  • Required for classroom exposure to anyone who is positive with COVID-19
  • Siblings and family members with ongoing exposure to someone at home positive with COVID-19
  • Students who have a mask waiver and cannot show proof of a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days WILL be required to quarantine
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AUDIENCE

6th-8th Grade Students,

6th-8th Grade Staff, and

All Other Staff

Face Masks or Shields 

Mask waivers may be obtained for medical reasons 

  • Required in classrooms, common areas, entry/exit of building 
  • Excludes recess, lunch and outdoor activities 

Isolation

Required for anyone who is positive with  COVID-19

Quarantine

  • Siblings and family members with ongoing exposure to someone at home positive with COVID-19 that are NOT vaccinated
  • Students who have a mask waiver AND are not vaccinated or cannot show proof of a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days WILL be required to quarantine

For the Overall School

Visitors, Volunteers, Substitutes, and Facility Rentals: A daily health check to be given when signing into the front office; masking required during the duration of the school visit.

School Group Quarantine/Closure: Note that our goal for all students and staff is to be on-premise and learning in person each and every day. Rarely, if ever, will we need to close the school for any period of time. Considerations may include:

  • 10% or more of the total school group population is positive with COVID-19 (A school closure would constitute a short time period in order to deep clean the school and classrooms)
  • Lack of staffing in order to cover classrooms if teachers or other staff are out sick.

Spacing and Social Distancing: Social distancing will be coordinated by the classroom teacher as much as possible and as appropriate, with a conscious and concerted effort to cohort while indoors.

Self Care and Healthy Practices: Daily reminders of hand-washing and teacher driven efforts to ensure students are washing hands multiple times a day and practicing safe and healthy measures (sneezing/coughing within the crook of their arm; keeping their hands away from their faces; keeping hands to self and not on other people; giving personal space while in groups) 

Cleaning: Continued focus on sanitizing classrooms each night, with special attention to classrooms that are quarantined.

 

COVID Updates and Communication: Aspen Ridge Preparatory School will continue to communicate with families who are directly impacted with a positive exposure.


As was the case last year, the evolving nature of this health crisis will require us to remain flexible as we plan for the start of the school year and beyond. The Governor's Office or our health agency partners could issue new guidance at any time that may require us to alter our plans.

The Health Committee and Board of Directors will reevaluate the adopted policies during the January 2022 board meeting.

ARPS Sick Policy
 
Please keep your student home if they have one major or two minor symptoms. If they visit the Health Clerk with one major or two minor symptoms they will sent home. To determine if your student should come to school please see the flow below. We will be following the flow chart to determine when your student can return to school and when we will send your student home. 
 
Siblings and family members with ongoing exposure to someone at home positive with COVID-19
 
Vaccinated: For students and staff that are fully vaccinated (Fully vaccinated is 2 weeks after your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine) you will not be required to quarantine. We recommend monitoring for symptoms and to report if you do develop symptoms
     
Unvaccinated: When a family member in the same household tests positive for
COVID-19, all family members in that household must quarantine even if they are not showing symptoms.
     
The quarantine period for the positive tested family member is 10 days from the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic, 10 days from the date the test was taken.
     
For family members not experiencing symptoms, the quarantine period is 10 days starting from the last day of quarantine from the last positive family member.  You may have the family member tested at 3-5 days after the last day of quarantine.  They may return to school sooner with a negative COVID-19 test (we only accept PCR tests, no home tests or rapid tests).